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Black Japanese Bantam
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description each How Many
BZBS Straight Run $4.04
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: bantam
Class: Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: small
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: excellent
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 19
Freerange: excellent
Skin Color: white
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not very likely
Bird Size: small
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 1.75 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 1.5 lbs
The history of these can be traced back to Japanese paintings over 300 years old. These bantams carry their tails upward and higher than the head. The wings angle down and back along the sides. Good layers, nice for show, and very popular. Because of a genetic characteristic in Japanese bantams there is no such thing as a pure short legged Japanese. You may experience some chicks with medium to long legs. These little birds are quite a treat for the eyes. Their all black feathers and red comb and face will surely grab the attention of your friends and neighbors.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
I love my two black Japanese bantams!!! Their names are Darknight and Blackfrost. Black frost has taken a nest of nine under care and only 6 hatched but now i have 6 mixed breed chicks!The other day my mom thought she saw blackfrost under the chicken house so she reached for her and got pecked on the hand and a good chicken growl! mom told me and I checked she is laying on NINE of her own eggs that she laid! So, soon we're gonna have some more babys! Im excited because our latest order from mcmurray just came and I'm gonna have tons of chicks!I love our black Japanese bantams! And I will love them forever! My Japanese are like my sweet little pets and if you want a friend get Japanese because I've had all three breeds and they are all friendly!leah
My Black Japanese is so sweet. It is also a very perky and tricky little bird. She is a very wonderful mother. I recommend these chickens for anyone who wants just wants a pet.
We have two japanese bantam hens. These are the most amiable and clever birds we have ever had! We even set up a little roost inside for their frequent visits to the house. We have a large laying flock, but these little birds are like pets. Better than any fancy parrot, ever!
I had a female one of these chickens. And they make excellent pets. They are a bit independent, but not to independent, and love to with be you.